Financial Assistance

Payment Plans

Monthly payment plans are now available online at no additional cost for orders over $225. If you would like to take advantage of online payment plan options, you will need to create one order for all half year classes and a separate order for all full year classes. Please note that payment plan options will not appear if your cart contains a combination of half and full year classes. All monthly payment plans require a credit card saved on file, and payments can only be made by credit card. Please email education@thehanovertheatre.org with questions. 

Scholarships

The scholarship application form for the 2019 – 2020 school year is now open. All submissions for full year and fall semester courses are due by Friday, September 6 at 11:59pm. New this year, scholarship applications will be submitted by completing an online form powered by Submittable. To apply for a scholarship, you will need to create a Submittable account. This will allow you to check the status of your application at any time and save your application to complete at a later date. Detailed instructions are included in the application. 


Scholarships FAQ

Who can apply for financial assistance? 

Any family or individual who feels unable to afford the full tuition cost of desired classes may apply for financial assistance. 

How do I apply? 

How is financial assistance determined and how often? 
 
The conservatory makes decisions for assistance based upon financial need and the amount of scholarship funds available at a given time. Household income, the number of dependents in a family and any other special financial circumstances will be taken into consideration. Because funds are limited, financial assistance is not guaranteed and if a scholarship is awarded, it may not be for the full amount requested.

Applications for assistance towards full year classes should be submitted at the beginning of the fall semester. Applications for assistance towards half year classes should be submitted at the beginning of either the fall or winter/spring semester. 

If aid is awarded, what are my obligations once I begin classes?

We require the following obligations of all students/families receiving support. Please review these carefully before submitting your application. 
 
If a scholarship is granted, regardless of the amount, the student will be expected to:

1. Write at least three (3) thank you notes within the first 10 weeks of the semester to donors who make conservatory scholarships possible. 

2. Participate in curtain speeches at select performances during the theatre's Access to the Arts campaign.

3. Participate in all end-of-year or end-of-semester performances. 

4. Volunteer up to five hours each semester (upon request) at select conservatory events such as open houses or performances.
 
5. Maintain regular attendance to and demonstrate satisfactory progress in (as determined by their instructor in consultation with the director of education) all classes they are enrolled in. If other activities might preclude regular attendance, please discuss this with the director of education in advance. If a student drops out for reasons other than health or extenuating circumstances, families will be asked to pay back the amount awarded. This requirement allows us to assure that families and individuals accepting financial support are making their studies at the conservatory a priority.

Any special circumstances that will result in non-compliance with the above should be brought to the director of education’s attention as soon as they occur.

How will I know if I receive financial assistance? 

We will try to respond within two weeks following the specified application deadline. You can always log in to your Submittable account once you have submitted your application to check the status. 

If English is a second language for an applicant, we are happy to meet with you if you need help understanding the obligations or application. 


For More Information

Please email education@thehanovertheatre.org with questions.